The CSF is seeking qualified individuals for the positions of Coding Camp Coaches and Robotics camp Coaches. Both positions pay a modest stipend, and is a most rewarding experience. A description and the application form for the Coding camp can be found at http://caribbeanscience.org/coding-camp/. A full description of the Robotics camp can be found at http://caribbeanscience.org/projects/junior_robotics_camp.php.
Coding Camp Coaches
In 2018, the inaugural Level I will be offered to two cohorts of Barbados youth: Level IA (entry-level) for high-school students in the 13 to 17 age range, and Level 1B (also entry Level) for at-risk Barbados youth in 18 to 25-year range as well as some secondary school teachers. Levels IA and IB camps will meet on the same day but at different times. The Level IA and IB camps will focus on HTML and cell-phone Apps. For both camps,the first half of the syllabus will develop basic coding skills in the campers. In the second half, the campers will form teams, and the teams will focus on the development of simple Websites and mobile Apps that would address specific problems of interest to them. The camps will meet every Saturday beginning January 6, 2018, and will conclude on March 31, 2018 with a public showcase.. Campers are expected to bring their own computers to the camp as the CSF is unable to provide computers. The camp uses the facilities of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, and will run every Saturday starting from 06 January 2018 to March 31, 2018.
For Level II coach applicants, facility with Python is expected. Level II coaches will be expected to have some experience with the application of coding to video games, programming Raspberry Pis and micro-controllers for the control of machines (robots, drones, appliances, and the Internet of Things) as well as to the processing of big data using machine learning algorithms. Training for the coaches will take place in December of 2017. A modest stipend is paid to the coaches for the 3 months of the Camp.
Robotics Camp Coaches
The Barbados Junior Robotics Camp (BJRC) is offered annually by the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), and it targets students between 9 and 13 years old who are passionately interested in robotics. The camp uses the facilities of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, and will run from July 9to August 9, 2018 on weekdays 9 am to 3:30 pm. The CSF is seeking qualified individuals for the positions of Robotics Camp Coaches.
Coaches will be required to teach basic coding and STEM principles to the campers, as well as to provide supervision and mentoring. Prospective coaches must attend a few coaching sessions in June and July, typically on Saturday mornings.